Stand-up Thanks

If you've been stamping for a while, you've probably seen this sort of stand-up card.  I think it is a very cool type of card, but I can tell you from experience that most people would not know how to set it up if they received it.  It mails completely flat, with most of the card hidden inside the box, and I've seen people fumble with it and never get it upright.  I would be hesitant to mail it to a non-stamper.

Anyway, the story behind this card is that I made it at a TAC hostess club meeting, and Chris, our demo, had both Bic Mark-its (my preferred alcohol marker) and Copic Ciaos set out to color the images.  This is the first time I had both in front of me, and I have to say, the Ciaos did handle better, and to make a long story shorter, I ended up buying a set.  By a set, I mean a Caboodle set - TAC sells Copics in Caboodle packs, which is 12 markers - 4 colors with three shades of each color for blending.  The Caboodle sets also have coordinating cardstock you can buy so that you can be 100% certain that your colored images will go with the card you are making, which eliminates most of my concerns with coloring in general and Copics in particular.  I would hate to spend a lot of money on markers and not have the right blending colors, and I hate coloring an image and finding out afterward that it doesn't match any of my papers.  TAC even has beautiful designer papers to match the Caboodle colors - it's really a great concept.

My last big concern with Copics is the cost, but since this was my month as hostess in our hostess club, I got my Copics at 40% off, so I should be good to go!   

There are a lot of challenges right now for thank you cards in autumn colors:

Craft Your Passion - doubles (the acorns)
Stamp Scrap Doodle - fall
Our Creative Corner - gratitude (I'm grateful for my friend Chris who showed me how to do this!)
Crafty Emma - autumn
Digi Doodle - autumn
Shirley's 2 Girls - thanks
Cheerful Stamp Pad - thanks
Tip Top Tuesday -  color with copics

Juliet Arrighi


Chris said...

It was a fun get together! Thanks for reminding me of the OCC blog, I used to subscribe and then lost track...

PS. I think you are going to love your copics...they grow on you!

Dana said...

And so it begins.. lol!! I am speaking of the Copic obsession ; ) You colored this just beautifully! I would never know it was your first Copic card had you not said. And I've got to tell you.. I LOVE your Zentangle graphic at the top of your blog!!
Thanks for joining us this week at Digi Doodle Shop's Best : )

Dawnll said...

I have never made one of these, and love the idea. Oh you will love your Copics- I am so addicted.
Great job!
Thank you for joining us this week at
Craft Your Passion Challenges
Hope you join us each week.
You can always enter this at Top Tip Tuesday this week.

Laurel said...

Love your card! Thanks so much for playing at S2G!

Jóna said...

Great project !

Thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shops Best, hop to see you again :D

I don't remember if I have post this at your blog before, if so I'll just do it again :D
I am one of the DT members and I want to tell you about group I have opened at PCP "Fan's of Digi Doodle Shop" and you are so very welcome to join us there :D

All the best to you, Jóna

Unknown said...

Lovely project! Nice colouring!
Thanks for joining us at Digi Doodles Shop`s Best.

Anonymous said...

Fantastic card and equally fantastic colouring.Thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop's Best :D
Lisa x

KraftyKoolKat said...

What a great unique card. Thank you for sharing it with us at Digi Doodle Shop's Best.


Julie said...

Your project is just beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop's Best

Tracy said...

I don't think I've ever seen this style of card so I'd probably be one of those fumbling around with it. LOL It's lovely! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Digi Doodle Shop's Best!

Vicky said...

This is great I love the style & the autumn design is perfect.
Thank you for joining us at CES Challenges & hope you will join again next time.

Hugs Vicky xx

Vicki Romaine said...

You did a nice job on your stand-up card. I love working with Copics, but they are pricey. I only have a few. I get them when I have a 40% off coupon from Hobby Lobby.

Thanks for entering the challenhge at The Cheerful Stamp Pad and look forward to seeing you enter additional challenges.

Cat said...

Love your pop-up card! Thanks for joining us this week at S2G!

Sara said...

How cute! Thanks for playing along with DDSB!

Lynn Stevens said...

I Love these little pop up cards!

I'm glad you decided to enter my giveaway Juliet and best of luck!
hugs Lynn

Maggie's Crafts said...

Love it! Thank you for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday @



JP Card Crazy said...

Juliet your card is great..your coloring fantastic...good luck with the copics I'm sure you will love them.

Unknown said...

What a fab idea... lovely card..thanks for playing at CES xx

Beth Norman-Roberts said...

Awsome work, Juliet. I've never attempted this card style. Good for you.

40% off Copics is too good to believe. Hope you bought them up.

Fuzzy Slippers said...

I haven't seen this type of card before and I totally *heart* yours! I have to admit, I was hesitant to use Copics at first. Now I'm wholeheartedly addicted to them. :) Thanks for playing with us this week at TTT. :)

Vicky said...

love it Juliet. what a cool card and the coloring is amazing...well done :)

CraftyC said...

I love your cool card.Thanks for taking part in this weeks CES Challenge!

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Those cards intimidate me but yours came out beautifully! Wonderful seasonal images and beautiful coloring! Enjoy using your new Copics - that's something to be thankful for - LOL. So happy you could join in our celebration of gratitude this week at Our Creative Corner.

BarbaraW said...

Fantastic card. Thanks for joining our challenge at the Cheerful Stamp Pad.

Shelly Schmidt said...

I love your pretty coloring- your shading is awesome! I have never made one of these types of cards, so have no idea how they pop up.....

Shar B said...

Too cool! What an awesome project!